A compendium of Hudson Valley fireworks & patriotic festivities

Photo by Dion Ogust

Here’s a list of fireworks to help plan your Independence festivities; please call to confirm.


Ulster County

Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebration in Kingston, 6-11 p.m. Parking & shuttles available to make it easy to access the area, which traditionally draws huge crowds. Live music at 6 p.m. kicks off celebration, followed by fireworks display. T. R. Gallo Park, West Strand, Kingston; https://www.kingstonhappenings.org/?s=July+4th.

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Saugerties & Saugerties Fire Department. Firemen’s inspection at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street. Parade kicks off from Saugerties High School at 11 a.m., winds through Village, finishes at Cantine Field. Festivities & fireworks at dusk. Cantine Field, 207 Market Street, Saugerties; (845) 246-9071, https://www.village.saugerties.ny.us.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m., free. Sponsored by Blue Stone Press. Twenty individuals – civic/business leaders, students, teachers, artists, representing all facets of the community – take turns reading a portion of the document that changed the world. Concludes with community singalong of old favorites from Americana folk tradition. Refreshments after the reading. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale; (845) 658-8989, https://www.rosendaletheatre.org.

Accord Speedway Fireworks Extravaganza, July 3, sponsored by Saugerties Lumber. Side-by-side racing action, chicken barbecue, fireworks finale. Evening at the races is fundraiser to benefit Sparrow’s Nest, a charity that provides meals to Hudson Valley families whose caregiver is battling a cancer diagnosis. Race admission $14/adults, $12/seniors, $3/children 11 & under, $44/ family four-pack. Accord Speedway, 299 Whitfield Road, Accord.

Ellenville Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Arts & crafts at Liberty Square. Fireworks at dusk. Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Road, Napanoch; (845) 647-6560, extension 290, https://www.townofwawarsing.net.

Fireworks Dinner Cruise, July 4, 6:30 p.m. Call for info & tickets. The Teal, Rondout waterfront, Kingston; (845) 750-6025, https://www.hudsonrivercruisesny.com.

Highland’s Old-Fashioned Fun & Fireworks, July 3, 5-10 p.m. Local food vendors, games, bounce castle & fireworks at dark. Live music by Touch of Rhythm and deejay Rick Knight. Co-sponsored by Highland Business Association & Town of Lloyd Events Committee. Town Field (behind Methodist Church), Vineyard & Main Streets, Highland; (845) 691-2144, https://www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index.

Independence & Ice Cream, July 4, 12-4 p.m. Marbletown Civil War theme, costumes, music by Veterans in a New Field. Bring a picnic. Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209, Marbletown; (845) 338-5614.

New Paltz’s Independence Day Celebration, July 2. Music, food & festivities. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 5. Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz; (845) 255-0604.

Plattekill’s Red, White & Blue Fireworks Spectacular, July 4, 5-10 p.m. Music, food, glow sticks & of course fireworks. Thomas Felton Memorial Park, Route 32 & Patura Road, Modena; (845) 883-7331.
Fourth of July Celebration and BBQ, July 3, 5 p.m. Breakaway featuring Robin Baker. The music starts at 6p.m. (845) 687-2699 or https://www.highfallscafe.com. High Falls Cafe -Stone Dock Golf Club at 12 Stone Dock Road in High Falls.

New Paltz in the War for Independence, July 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fourth of July reenactment and demonstrations featuring members of the 5th New York Regiment. Reenactors will camp on the DuBois Fort lawn and perform demonstrations throughout the day. There will be additional demos and displays of civilian life, including candle-making, blacksmithing, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing and Colonial cooking. Children can participate in reenactment military drills and Colonial games. An exhibit of Revolutionary War objects from the Historic Huguenot Street permanent collection will be on display in DuBois Fort. The exhibit “’By the Grace of God, Free and Independent:’ The Revolutionary War in Ulster County” will be on display through Sunday, August 2. DuBois Fort is located at 81 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. Free and open to the public; https://www.huguenotstreet.org/.


Dutchess County

Amenia Fire Company’s 88th annual Parade & Carnival, July 1-4, 6:30-10 p.m. Parade starts 7 p.m. on July 3, fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 4. Amenia Firehouse, Amenia; (845) 373-8467, (845) 373-8352.

East Fishkill annual Fireworks Show, July 4, 9:15 p.m. Rain date July 5. East Fishkill Recreation Park, Routes 82 & 376, Hopewell Junction.

Hudson Valley Renegades, July 3, post-game fireworks following Renegades-versus-Cyclones game. Dutchess County Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls.

July Fourth Festival, 3 p.m. Food & music. Fireworks at dusk. Memorial Park, 7 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon; (845) 765-8440.

Town of Hyde Park Independence Day, July 4, 10 a.m. Theme: “Recognizing Our Local Landmarks.” Parade route: Route 9 north to Main Street, west to Park Place, south to Regina Coeli School. 4337 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park; (845) 229-8589.

Walkway over the Hudson: Fireworks Spectacular, July 4. The Walkway will close at 5:30 p.m. to the general public and reopen for the “Walkway Fireworks Spectacular” at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks scheduled between 9 & 9:30p.m. Walkway gates will close approximately 45 minutes after firework show ends. Wristbands must be purchased in advance. Tickets cost $12.50 each (children 5 & under free) & can be purchased at Adams Fairacre Farms (Poughkeepsie & Wappingers Falls locations), Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse, Caffe Aurora & Walkway Café. Rain date July 5. Walkway over the Hudson, Highland/Poughkeepsie; (845) 454-9649, https://www.walkway.org.

Greene County

Good Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, 9 p.m. Windham Mountain, 19 Resort Drive, Windham.

Celebrate Independence Day in Durham, July 4, 6 p.m. Celebrate patriotism & civic pride with the Durham Bulls on Saturday. Attend baseball game and/or come & enjoy the fireworks. Tickets required for the game, but gates will open for general admission at end of seventh inning. Fireworks show will begin immediately following game. Rain date July 5. (919) 956-BULL.

July Fourth Bed Race & Fireworks, 4 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Town Park, Cairo; (518) 622-3120.

Special Fourth of July Concert with Guilty Pleasure, July 4, 7 p.m. Fireworks immediately after concert. Sponsored by Heart of the Catskills Association. Dutchman’s Landing Park, 10 Main Street, Catskill; (518) 943-0989.

Tannersville Fourth of July Celebration, 12-4 p.m. Live music on Main Street with craft & food vendors. Parade at 3 p.m. All groups & organizations encouraged to join parade. Main Street, Tannersville; (518) 858-9094.

Columbia County

Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 4-9:30 p.m., $15/$3/free. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 5. Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Road, Germantown.

Old-Fashioned Independence Day, July 4, 2-10 p.m., $10/car. 18th-century crafts, reenactors, music & entertainment. Live music & delicious hot food with view of Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River. Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown; (518) 537-6622, https://www.friendsofclermont.org.

Delaware County

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Fourth, July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $12/free. Festivities including frog- jumping contests, kids’ fishing derby, sack races, 19th-century games, children’s activities, food & Mill tours. Sample ice cream made in a churn powered by the Mill’s steam engine & chilled by ice harvested from the Mill pond. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith; (607) 278-5744, https://www.hanfordmills.org.

Annual Margaretville Firemen’s Carnival, June 30-July 4, 6 p.m. Lots of exciting rides, food, games for all ages. Fireworks & live music on Saturday and Sunday nights, plus admission at 1 p.m. both days. Village Park and Pavilion, 982 Main, Margaretville; https://co.centralcatskills.com/calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=182741.

Orange County

Chester Fireworks Night & Festivities, July 11, 4-10 p.m. Live music, food vendors & activities for kids. Chester Community Park, Chester; (845) 469-2388.

Community Day & Independence Day Celebration, July 2, 6 p.m. Something for everyone with fireworks display just after dark. Cronomer & Algonquin Park, Newburgh; https://www.townofnewburgh.org.

Cornwall Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Festivities begin with breakfast at Highland Engine Company from 7 to 10 a.m., followed by pet show at 10 a.m. Children’s art show, inflatable rides, craft fair, pie-eating contest, Sam the Magician, Macaroni the Clown, live music. Live reading of Declaration of Independence at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3:30 p.m. Flag Ceremony with Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem & Invocation at 6 p.m. Fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m. Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall; (845) 534-9100, https://www.cornwall4th.org.

Dinner along the Delaware & Fireworks, July 3, 6-9:30 p.m. Enjoy sampling from local eateries in Tri-State area & spectacular fireworks display from Point Peter. Tickets required. Find more information on Facebook. Riverside Park & Port Jervis area restaurants, Port Jervis; (845) 858-4045.

Fireworks, July 5, 8:30 p.m. Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake; (845) 477-9215, https://www.villageofgreenwoodlake.org.

Fireworks Spectacular, June 26, 8 p.m. Food & refreshments, entertainment, deejay music starting at 5:30 p.m. Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain; (845) 786-2731, https://www.visitbearmountain.com.

Independence Day Celebration with West Point Band, July 4, 8-10 p.m. Patriotic music ranging from marches to popular songs; awesome fireworks display over the Hudson afterwards. Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point; (845) 938-2617, https://www.usma.edu.

Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site Celebrates Independence Day, 10a.m.-5p.m. Celebrate the Fourth at one of the sites hallowed by soldiers who won our independence. Small cannon fired at 1 & 4 p.m. 289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate; (845) 561-1765, extension 22.

Maybrook Fourth of July Celebration, July 2, 7-10 p.m. Live music by Hot Rod & the 236 Boy Scout Band. Fireworks at dusk. Frederick Myers Veterans’ Memorial Park, Maybrook; (845) 427-2717, https://www.villageofmaybrook.com.

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site Celebrates, July 4, 10 a.m.-5p.m. Celebrate the Fourth at one of the sites hallowed by soldiers who won our independence. Military firing demonstrations at 2 p.m. 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor; (845) 561-1765, extension 22.

Salute to Our Veterans Fireworks Spectacular, July 18, 4 p.m., free. Bring a picnic or buy from food vendors. K104 will stream music as well as live music. Fireworks at dusk. Special accommodations provided for veterans. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery; (845) 615-3830, https://www.orangecountygov.com.

Town of Wallkill Fireworks, July 3, 6-9 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Parking at Circleville Elementary School. Town of Wallkill Golf Course, Middletown; (845) 692-7826, https://www.townofwallkill.com.

Warwick Fire Department annual Firemen’s Carnival, June 24-27, 6-11 p.m. Wristbands available for purchase to ride all night for one price. Fireworks on Saturday, June 27, 10 p.m. Veterans’ Memorial Park, Warwick.

Washington’s Headquarters Celebrates July Fourth, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $5. To celebrate the site’s 165th birthday, special event focuses on Headquarters during its early years as a historic site. Brief talk followed by special tour at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. using stereographic views to experience rooms of Headquarters as you would have seen them in the late 1800s. Special souvenir to take home. Reservations required. 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh; (845) 562-1195.

July Fourth Picnic Bash, 12 noon, $75. DaPROF & STARR will combine Celtic, old-time, original tunes & humor to create a variety of music. Menu includes fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage & peppers, cornbread, pasta salad, potato salad, veggie burgers, green salad, dessert & more. Bannerman Castle on the Hudson, Beacon; (914) 299-0837, https://www.bannermancastle.org. RSVP. Discount promo code FB74 for $10 off tickets. Bannerman Castle on Hudson Bannerman Island, located on the Hudson River, between Beacon and Cold Spring. The Estuary Steward boat, departs for the Island at noon, from Beacon Dock, adjacent to the Metro-North train station.


Sullivan County

Dinner Along the Delaware and Fireworks, July 3, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a sampling from local eateries in the tri-state area and spectacular fireworks display from Point Peter in Port Jervis. Tickets required. (845) 858-4045.

Classic Car and Truck Show and Liberty Festival, July 4, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Classic car show, parade, children’s games & bouncy house, music, food & raffles. Rain date 7/5. Main St., Liberty.

Fourth of July Parade, 12 noon. Downtown Broadway, Monticello.

Fireworks, July 4, dusk. Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon.

Glen Spey Parade, 12 noon. Lumberland Firehouse to Town Hall, Proctor Road, Glen Spey.

Monticello Casino & Raceway Celebration, July 4, 6:30 p.m. Nighttime racing followed by fireworks. 204 Route 17B, Monticello; (866) 777-4263.

Parade, Events & Entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Parade steps off at 12 noon. Downtown Main Street, Liberty.

Town of Bethel Fireworks overlooking White Lake, July 4, 9 p.m. Parking at free municipal lot at 3492 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake.

– Listings compiled by Keira Eisenbeil

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